This is one of Paniker's paintings in the Words and Symbols series done in the 60's. It belongs to the break- through phase of his last series of works. In many of his 'Words & Symbols' paintings, Paniker employed thin vertical and horizontal lines to cordon off space on the surface of the canvas, filling it with inscrutable notes.


  • Title: Words and Symbols
  • Creator: K.C.S. Paniker
  • Date Created: 1966/1966
  • Location: Cholamandal Artists’ Village Injambakkam, Chennai, India.
  • Physical Dimensions: 80.8 x 110.9 cms
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on Board
  • Movement: Madras Movement
  • Creator's Lifetime: 1911/1977
  • Artist Biography: 1911 Born in Tamil Nadu. 1944 Establishment Progressive Painters' Association, Madras. 1954 One of the Nine Eminent Artists of India, National Akademi. 1957 Principal, Government School of Arts & Crafts, Madras. 1961 VI Biennale de São Paulo. 1964-67 Tokyo Biennale; Venice Biennale; Establishment Cholamandal Artists’ Village 1977 Passes away in Madras.

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